Step-by-step DIY video tutorial that guides you through every step of the mushroom cultivation process—from which supplies you'll need to harvesting your fungi.
Support from mycology experts on the DoubleBlind team to help make the preparation and cultivation process as seamless as possible.
A written companion to the video course, to answer additional questions for maximum clarity and education.
A guide to mushroom legality. Keep in mind that while jurisdictions like Oakland, Santa Cruz, and Denver have decriminalized entheogenic mushrooms, psilocybin remains illegal on the federal level.
A guide to answer other Frequently Asked Questions.
In this beginner course, learn to set up your own DIY mushroom grow at home! Follow along with these easy-to-digest tutorial videos, written companions, and support from mycology experts, including Dr. K Mandrake author of The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible. With insight from experienced cultivators, you can use this methodology for a variety of mushrooms. This expert-curated course walks you through the basics of cultivation, from preparing your grow setup to harvesting your mushroom species. In this course, we’ll cover vocabulary, spores & supplies, inoculation, building your grow environment, hydration, fruiting, and harvesting! Let’s get started.
All the proceeds from this course go directly back to funding DoubleBlind's psychedelic journalism. Email [email protected] for info on our scholarship program
7 video lessons
Legality & FAQ guide
Live access to experts
A private forum of more than 700 growers!
No Experience Required
This course was created for novice mushroom cultivators with little to no experience. It's simple and easy to follow along!
From prep to harvest, the whole process takes about nine weeks.
Once you have the setup, you can use it forever, to grow an infinite supply of mushrooms for your friends and family. All the supplies cost less than $100.
Not Much Space Needed
You don't need extra space—in fact, a space the size of a litter box should be enough room.
By taking this course, you’ll get exclusive access to DoubleBlind’s team of mycology experts. We’re going to have a lot of fun together.
Take Your Health Into Your Hands
Learning to grow your own food or medicine is a rewarding exercise in self-sufficiency.
Join the Grow Your Own Movement
There’s a movement on the rise. People are taking control of their wellness. Join us and become a part of it.
Support Psychedelic Journalism
The proceeds from this course go directly back to funding DoubleBlind’s journalism, to help us pay the writers, photographers, and artists who put our magazine together.
Episode 1: Vocabulary
You'll get a vocab lesson in all the terms you'll need to know to be fluent in growing your own fungi.
Episode 2: Spores and Supplies
In this episode, we outline the supplies you'll need for inoculation.
Episode 3: Inoculation, Colonization, and Storage
Here you'll learn how to "plant" your spores, or inoculate your substrate—the first step in the mushroom cultivation process.
Episode 4: Building Your Grow Environment
During this episode we show you how to make your bulk substrate for your fruiting chamber (a.k.a. terrarium or monotub).
Episode 5: Hydration, Colonizing the Substrate, and Maintenance
In this episode, we show you how to finish setting up your fruiting chamber by transferring your colonized mycelium from the instant rice bags into the terrarium.
Episode 6: Fruiting
You'll learn what to expect when your mushrooms begin to fruit. We also describe some common possible contaminants to look out for.
Episode 7: Harvesting
In the final episode, we harvest our mushrooms and dry them.
Buying (and saving money on) supplies
Scheduling your cultivation process, from planting spores to harvesting your mushrooms
Preparing the cultivation environment
"The absolute simplest and most affordable tek"
"Innovative new methods"
"A Healthier Alternative"
"Digital age of the psychedelic revolution"
"A new chance for humanity to reconnect to nature and beyond"
Incredible experience and I would highly recommend it. Thank you DoubleBlind!
"I've been interested in plant medicines for a while so I thought it would be a cool hands on way for me to explore those topics. I really enjoyed the course it was super easy to follow. There were helpful experts who were there to answer all my questions."
Glory Hallelujah I saw that DoubleBlind was offering a class on how to grow mushrooms! The entire journey from supplies to harvest was really magical for me.
"The 9 week class provided step by step instructions by using a written guide and videos which were excellent. I know this sounds like this is too good to be true but it was true and it was amazing how much effort went into this class and how much attention we received. We had a team of highly qualified mycologists... the DoubleBlind team also provided us with their knowledge and support and guidance."
Thanks to our amazing teachers and our incredible community now I can cultivate my own mushrooms.
"I was already curious about mycology but DoubleBlind's How to Grow Mushrooms course came right on time in Quarantine. I loved that I could get access to expert knowledge throughout the grow process."
How do I access the materials for the course?
Once you buy the course, we’ll take you on a journey, from buying your supplies to harvesting your spores. All the materials can be accessed with a username and log-in through our website. There’s seven episodes and accompanying PDFs to make it easy for you to follow along.
What happens when I complete an episode? Can I watch it again?
Yes, you can watch each episode as many times as you'd like.
Can I skip ahead in episodes?
You can follow along module by module or skip ahead, if you like.
What if the course is too difficult?
Once you subscribe, you will have access to a community of experts who will be available to personally answer your questions.
How do I get the supplies for the course? Do you help people get spores?
Once you sign up for the course, we email you a list of supplies. Most of the items you can purchase in your local gardening store. We also provide a website for spores.
Can I take the course if I live outside of the U.S.?
Yes, we've had people from all over the world take the course! Our mushroom community is very global.
When does the course end? Will the course materials be available forever?
Live support for nine weeks after the course is purchased. The video episodes, written companion, and recordings of the lives with our mycologists will be available to you forever.
Still have questions?
Email us at [email protected]